Confronting Representations: Performing Indigenous Protests

  • Casey, Maryrose (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project examines self-representations of Aboriginality b Indigenous Australians through public political protests across the twenthieth century. As a form of direct engagement with thenon-Indigenous community, political protests are an important communicative encounter. This work is significant because it reconceptualizes protests as intended staged political/theatrical events in which Indigenous activists actively and consciouly perform Aboriginaltiy. The aim is to discover how contradictions between the self-representations of Aboriginality in the protests and accepted constructions of Aboriginality are/were negotiated and then incorporated into social memory and discourses. The major outcome wil be a monograph.
Effective start/end date2/01/0531/12/07


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$3,567.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$67,494.00